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This week's panel
Question Time, the BBC's premier political programme, was in Leeds on 12 May.

David Dimbleby was joined for the interactive debate by Harriet Harman MP, Boris Johnson MP, Lynne Featherstone MP, columnist Andrew Rawnsley and writer Jo-Anne Nadler.

Harriet Harman MP
HARRIET HARMAN MP

Title: Constitutional Affairs Minister

Career: Harriet Harman was moved to Constitutional Affairs in the Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.

Previously Solicitor General, she was the first woman and first solicitor to hold the position as it had always been held by a barrister in the past.

Prior to the election she warned that Labour had to do more to secure support from women.


Boris Johnson MP
BORIS JOHNSON MP

Title: Conservative

Career: Boris Johnson was sacked by Tory leader Michael Howard as Shadow Arts Minister last November.

Now on the backbenches, he was re-elected as MP for Henley last week after inheriting the seat from Michael Heseltine in 2001.

Boris Johnson is well known for his appearances on Have I Got News For You and is editor of The Spectator magazine.


Lynne Featherstone MP
LYNNE FEATHERSTONE MP

Title: Liberal Democrat

Career: Newly elected MP Lynne Featherstone took the parliamentary seat of Hornsey and Wood Green from Labour last Thursday with a 15% swing.

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A member of the London Assembly, Lynne Featherstone has chaired the transport committee at City Hall.

It has been reported that the Prime Minister's sister-in-law Lauren Booth supported her election campaign.


Andrew Rawnsley
ANDREW RAWNSLEY

Title: Columnist, The Observer

Career: Andrew Rawnsley has been chief political columnist of The Observer and associate editor since 1993.

He is also the author of Servants of the People, "the inside story of New Labour", which was voted the top political book of the year at the House Magazine Political Awards in 2001.

He regularly presents Radio 4's The Westminster Hour.


Jo-Anne Nadler
JO-ANNE NADLER

Title: Writer

Career: Writer Jo-Anne Nadler, a former Conservative activist and Party insider, has had two books published on the Conservative Party.

Her most recent book is entitled Too Nice to be a Tory: It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.

Miss Nadler's other publication is an unofficial biography of William Hague, called In his own Right. It is to date the only book on the former Conservative Leader.


BBC One's Question Time is broadcast on Thursdays at 2235 BST.



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